Elena's having a problem keeping down this vampire thing
If it seemed like last week was all about setting us up for a lot of drama this season, tonight's episode confirmed it. Even as our woeful Mystic Falls residents grappled with feelings of loss and grief, it's all mental housecleaning that needs to be done so that they can prepare for the war ahead. Although I'm still not entirely sure what Pastor Young intended by blowing up not only himself but twelve members of the town council, it seems that crazypants act may have served some purpose. Whether or not it was the true intention, the explosion served as a smoke signal to a vampire hunter. Unlike Buffy, this guy seems to have zero interest in getting in on the lovey-dovey action of this show.
We start off with our beloved brothers Stefan and Damon bickering, per usual. This time, they're fighting about Elena's diet. Stefan wants to maintain her innocence (animals only), while, Damon being Damon, he wants to lure her to the dark side (delicious humans). "Her compassion is her Achilles' heel!" Stefan barks.